Taika Waititi is absolutely wrong about nobody remembering Casablanca filmmaker Michael Curtiz some 80 years after the film was released. The comments came during a cover story interview with The Hollywood Reporter. It’s enough to make someone’s eyes roll. If people do not know the name of Michael Curtiz, it is only because of sheer ignorance. Maybe they didn’t read Alan K. Rode’s superb biography, Michael Curtiz: A Life In Film. Pick it up and…"Taika Waititi Is Wrong About Michael Curtiz and Casablanca"
Casey Bloys is wrong to deflect anti-trans comments when asked about JK Rowling’s involvement in a new Harry Potter series for MAX. I don’t know how many times that I have to keep repeating myself. At this point, anything that Warner Bros. Discovery decides to do with its social media during Pride month will be nothing more than performative allyship. The fact that Casey Bloys just shrugged off concerns is disappointing in and of itself.…"Casey Bloys Is Wrong To Deflect Anti-Trans Comments"
On the eve of Warner Bros. marking the studio’s 100th anniversary, it breaks my heart to read that David Zaslav wants a Harry Potter series. I wish I was going into the anniversary by getting ready to schedule something about the studio’s anniversary. After all, 100 years is a pretty big deal. Instead, I’m taking the time, yet again, to write another open letter to Warner Bros. It’s an unfortunate trend that started with the…"Warner Bros.: An Open Letter to David Zaslav"
The recent Oscars Red Carpet interview with Hugh Grant makes the most compelling case to return journalists to the red carpet. Watching the red carpet interview with Grant was like watching a comedian die rather quickly on stage. On one hand, Brits have a different sense and style of humor than Americans. Two, Grant clearly wasn’t up for any nonsense. I mean, you have model Ashley Graham asking him about his cameo in Glass Onion.…"Hugh Grant and the Oscars Red Carpet Interview"
Warner Bros. released the full trailer for The Flash during the Super Bowl even though Ezra Miller has not earned any public forgiveness. Hollywood likes to think that people have amnesia, that we won’t forget actors in the news for bad reasons. There are those of us that are not looking forward to this film solely because of Miller. It is the honest truth. Where is Grant Gustin when we need him? Even his Flash…"The Flash: Ezra Miller Has Not Earned Public Forgiveness"
If movie theaters are trying to bring their audiences back after the pandemic, Sightline at AMC is not going to do any favors. The breakdown is as follows per AMC: Standard Sightline – these seats are the most common in auditoriums and are available for the traditional cost of a ticket. Value Sightline – these seats are in the front row of the auditorium, as well as select ADA seats in each auditorium, and are…"Sightline at AMC is A Ridiculously Absurd Idea"
Baseball fans woke up this morning to find that YouTube TV was stupidly not carrying the MLB Network on their now-worthless service. YouTube TV sent out the following email to their subscribers about the MLB Network: We have been working hard to renew our deal with the MLB Network to continue carrying their content on YouTube TV. However, we have been unable to reach an agreement, and starting today, January 31, 2023, MLB Network content will no longer be available…"MLB Network Dropped By YouTube TV And It’s Depressing"
On the penultimate day of Sundance, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill to eliminate gender-affirming care for transgender youth. After the Utah legislature overruled Governor Spencer Cox’s veto for the trans athlete ban, I decided I wouldn’t be attending Sundance 2023. Lawsuits were filed. Ultimately, trans athletes would be allowed to play sports but only after a committee said they could. This put trans rights in a place where I felt comfortable enough to…"Utah Attacks Trans Rights on Penultimate Day of Sundance"
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings discussed Glass Onion, Dave Chappelle, and more during an appearance at the New York Times DealBook conference. On the Glass Onion box office, Hastings said the following (via Deadline): “It’s a promotional tactic for the streaming service. We are not trying to build a theatrical business.” The CEO also admitted to Netflix leaving money on the table. Talk to anyone and they’ll tell that this film would have made north of…"Reed Hastings Discusses Glass Onion, Dave Chapelle, and More"
Unlike Jon Stewart, it was Hacks star Hannah Einbinder nailing it in her Instagram story commenting on Dave Chappelle’s SNL monologue. Hannah Einbinder’s Instagram story is in the below photo: The text of her story follows: Yeah, the Chappelle monologue was littered with antisemitism. He did it masterfully. He used a genius technique: two truths and a lie. What I mean by that is, bigoted people will often couch their bigotry in a degree of…"Hannah Einbinder and Jon Stewart On Dave Chappelle, Antisemitism"